MOUNT PLEASANT - Bond was set at $7,500 cash on Wednesday for a Mount Pleasant man accused of operating a drug house from his home.
Racine County prosecutors charged Dale W. Johnson, 35, of the 100 block of Newman Road, on Wednesday with a host of counts after investigators allegedly found various drugs in the home on Tuesday. The eight charges include maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Members of the Racine County Metro Drug Unit and Sheriff’s Office reported finding marijuana, cocaine, Vyvanse, which is a prescription stimulant, and other substances in the home, as well as $14,780 cash, according to Johnson’s criminal complaint.
Sheriff’s investigators, Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members and Metro Drug Unit agents served two no-knock, drug-related search warrants at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at homes in the 100 block of Newman Road. They also reportedly found hashish, drug packaging materials and drug paraphernalia. A substance recovered is also being tested for methamphetamine, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The two homes share a driveway and were either owned by or “under control of” Johnson, according to Racine County property records and the Sheriff’s Office.
During his initial appearance in court Wednesday, Johnson also was ordered not to have any contact with the children, their property and family, and not to possess any drugs.
Johnson faces the three second-degree recklessly endangering safety charges because three children lived at one of the homes. Those children were taken into protective custody, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
His preliminary hearing is March 27.